Newt Gingrich on Sunday once again attacked the judiciary branch, suggesting that the president could ignore some court rulings.

Gingrich's attacks against the judicial system have become increasingly pointed in recent days as the former House speaker courts social conservatives in early caucus state Iowa.

Gingrich told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer that the Congress and the president should be allowed to have a say in controversial Supreme Court decisions.

“The founding fathers designed the Constitution … to have a balance of power not to have a dictatorship by any one of the three branches,” he said.

Gingrich added that he was very concerned by the “steady encroachment of secularism through the courts to redefine America as a nonreligious country and the encroachment of the courts on the president's commander-in-chief powers, which is enormously dangerous.”

Gingrich last year poured $200,000 into the successful effort to oust three of the seven Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled a gay marriage ban unconstitutional in 2009, according the AP.

(Related: Newt Gingrich says gay rights are not civil rights.)